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Who is Erica Malcolm

Erica with her car

Team Leader and founder of Physio Where You Are

Hello, I am Erica, thank you for visiting the Physio Where You Are website, I hope that you found your way around without too much trouble!

I started Physio Where You Are after realising how difficult it is for people to find a physiotherapist with excellent skills in the treatment of the neurological patient who is prepared to visit you at home at a time to suit you.

I qualified as a physiotherapist in 1985 having trained at Nottingham. My first job was at Glenfield General Hospital in Leicester as well as at the Groby Road Hospital specialising in thoracic surgery. I later moved to Burton on Trent and that is where I began to develop an interest in neurology from 1987. This interest deepened as I moved to work at the specialist unit for neurological patients in Derby and I eventually became the specialist physiotherapist for neurology across both the Derby Royal Infirmary and the Derby City hospitals. In this capacity I carried the responsibility for developing and envisioning the neurological physiotherapy team and to a lesser extent, the occupational therapy services in these Derby Acute Hospitals. Having achieved my aim of creating a cohesive and skilled team in the Derby Acute Hospitals as well as creating working relationships and links with the Primary Care Trusts, I decided that it was time to create something new and exciting in the private community setting – that’s where Physio Where You Are comes in!

As well as working in the NHS, I qualified as a Bobath Tutor in 1997 at which time I became a member of the International Bobath Instructor Therapists Association. With lecturing commitments taking me all over the country, I eventually decided that I needed to be nearer to home as my young family grew up. Although I have relinquished my membership of IBITA, I continue to regularly lecture but now it is on a more local level. I enjoy regularly visiting hospital neurological therapy teams and undertaking ‘trouble-shooting’ days when I lead learning workshops and develop clinical learning amongst senior neuro – therapy staff.

Having finally left the NHS in January 2007, I consider myself privileged to have been asked to continue to work across the Derby Acute Hospitals as a consultant to the neurological physiotherapy and occupational therapy teams.

I, like the members of my team, am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy as well as being registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I am also a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology as well as belonging to the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practise.

I’m sure that you have had enough of me now so I will end this epistle!

If you feel that you need further information please get in touch with me on the contact us link.